West Side Rowing Club/Frank Lloyd Wright Boathouse
Located at the foot of Porter Avenue right on the waterfront, there is an outdoor space that can accommodate a wedding ceremony. There is enough room to have it under a tent as well if you desire. For more information, contact Sharon @ 716-362-3140. http://www.wrightsboathouse.org/
The Jacobs Center (formerly the Butler Mansion)
This beautiful mansion on Delaware and North Streets has an outdoor courtyard which can be used for wedding ceremonies. There are multiple options on the grounds for a ceremony - the lawn can seat up to 150 people, the area by the gazebo can seat approximately 100, and the stairs on the North Street side seats approximately 50-75 people. The inside of the mansion is used as a backup in case of rain. You can also choose to have your cocktail hour at the venue and then move on to a reception at another location. They do also hold wedding receptions. For more information, call 716-645-2344.
Delaware Park Rose Garden
The rose garden can seat up to 200 people for an outdoor ceremony, and can be booked by calling the Olmsted Parks Conservancy at 716-886-0088. There are also other locations in Delaware Park that are not "private", and you can hold your ceremony anywhere in the Park that you would like (as long as you don't mind the possible interruptions or uninvited guests!)
The Japanese Gardens are located behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery. It is a vast space, and you can hold a wedding ceremony wherever you would like on the grounds. If you require seating, you do need to bring in and set up rental chairs. This space can be booked by calling the Olmsted Parks Conservancy at 716-886-0088.
There are numerous parks around the City where you can hold an outdoor ceremony. For more information, contact Arlene at the Parks and Recreation Department at 716-851-9670.
There are also some nice locations where you can have an outdoor ceremony, but you are usually required to book your reception there as well...
Twentieth Century Club
The Twentieth Century Club is private, so you do need to be sponsored by a member to hold your wedding here. It is an exquisite Mansion located on Delaware Avenue done in an Italian Renaissance style. There is a gorgeous courtyard in the back where ceremonies are held. Brides make their grand entrance down a dramatic staircase leading to the aisle. Here are some photos from a recent wedding we coordinated at the location.
Templeton Landing Restaurant
Templeton Landing is located right on the water in the Erie Basin Marina, and they have two outdoor ceremony locations. Ceremonies can be held on their rooftop patio or on the grass alongside the restaurant. Here are some photos from a recent wedding we coordinated at this location...